Rob Scheer
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Rob Scheer

A Forever Family

In the tradition of The Promise of a Pencil and Kisses from Katie comes an inspirational memoir by the founder of Comfort Cases about his turbulent childhood in the foster care system and the countless obstacles and discrimination he endured in adopting his four children.

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Laura Bradford
Jun
23
7:00 PM19:00

Laura Bradford

A Daughter’s Truth

Emma Lapp tries to be the perfect daughter, to earn the loving embrace of her family and her Amish community in Pennsylvania. Yet she can’t quite win her mother’s smile—or her forgiveness for a transgression Emma can’t quite place…

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Sherry Knowlton
Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

Sherry Knowlton

Dead of Winter

A lighthearted morning trip to test a new drone turns deadly for attorney Alexa Williams and two close friends when they find a stranger’s bullet-riddled body in a remote field in rural Pennsylvania. Next to the dead man is a note that declares: Allahu Akbar.

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Happy Hour with Jane Green
Jun
25
5:00 PM17:00

Happy Hour with Jane Green

The Friends We Keep

Join us as we welcome New York Times Bestselling author Jane Green to Bethany Beach on Tuesday, June 25th for happy hour!

The Friends We Keep is the warm and wise new novel from Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Sunshine Sisters and The Beach House

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Marion Winik
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Marion Winik

The Baltimore Book of the Dead

“You’ll want to read The Baltimore Book of the Dead as slowly as possible because every observation is a marvel, every sentence a heartbreak or a revelation of joy. This book is both brief and miraculous, and it will be finished before you’re ready to let it go. Like life.” —Ann Patchett, author of Commonwealth

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Laura Little
Jul
1
7:00 PM19:00

Laura Little

Guilty Pleasures: Comedy and Law i n America

Few people associate law books with humor. Yet the legal world--in particular the American legal system--is itself frequently funny. Indeed, jokes about the profession are staples of American comedy. And there is actually humor within the world of law too: both lawyers and judges occasionally strive to be funny to deal with the drudgery of their duties.

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Amanda Rowe
Jul
2
7:00 PM19:00

Amanda Rowe

If There Never Was a You

If there never was a you, how empty life would be! Life wouldn't be the same without children, and parents and children alike will love reading these examples of how they add to our joy.

If there never was a you, how empty life would be! Who would make me smile and laugh and keep me company?

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Tom Ryan
Jul
5
7:00 PM19:00

Tom Ryan

Spies, Scouts, and Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign


Based upon years of indefatigable research, the author evaluates how Gen. Robert E. Lee used intelligence resources, including cavalry, civilians, newspapers, and spies to gather information about Union activities during his invasion of the North in June and July 1863, and how this intelligence influenced General Lee's decisions.

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John Fenzel
Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

John Fenzel

The Fifth Column

When your oath is to defend the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic, no duration is defined and there is no statute of limitations.... Luke Archer is a retired Special Forces Colonel and CIA operator who never expected or wanted to go back to those days of living in the shadows and at the tip of the spear. But when he wakes up early one morning to the sound of a helicopter landing in his front yard, those hopes and expectations are forever dashed. Called back to Langley, he s asked to identify an elusive terrorist leader, known as The Ghost, who only he can identify. Reluctantly, Archer agrees to assist, and in the aftermath of that operation, his life is turned upside down. Reuniting with his former team members, he learns that an old teammate has been deliberately poisoned with a rare substance that only sophisticated nation-states possess. Launching his own investigation, Archer suddenly finds himself as the FBI s Most Wanted Terrorist, fighting an entrenched government network of high-level officials who will stop at nothing to take over the United States from within. In a deadly race against time, through the unseen corridors of power, Archer uncovers dark forces that threaten the security and stability of the nation, leading to a personal revelation that is all but impossible for him to conceive. Riveting, explosive, and all-too-evocative of today s political environment, The Fifth Column is an unforgettable story that has been torn from todays headlines. =

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Frank Hopkins
Jul
7
7:00 PM19:00

Frank Hopkins

The Billion Dollar Embezzlement Murders

The thriller sequel to Abandon Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders starts with the heinous murder of a participant in a billion embezzlement of a Delaware credit card company.

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Abby Maslin
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Abby Maslin

Love You Hard: A Memoir of Marriage, Brain Injury, and Reinventing Love

Abby Maslin shares an inspiring story of resilience and commitment in a deeply affecting new memoir. After her husband suffered a traumatic brain injury, the couple worked together as he recovered—and they learned to love again.

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Jim Duffy
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Jim Duffy

Eastern Shore Road Trips


Much more than a travel guide, Eastern Shore Road Trips is full of tales from days gone by and insights into the character and culture of the storied Delmarva Peninsula. Join award-winning writer Jim Duffy and his wife, the photographer Jill Jasuta, on 27 fun excursions along the back roads, into the quaint towns, and out to the sweetest scenes on the Eastern Shore and in Southern Delaware.

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Andrew Shaffer
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

Andrew Shaffer

Hope Rides Again

In the sequel to the New York Times best-selling novel Hope Never Dies, Obama and Biden reprise their roles as BFFs-turned-detectives as they chase Obama’s stolen cell phone through the streets of Chicago—and right into a vast conspiracy.

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Megan Miranda
Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Megan Miranda

The Last House Guest

From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls, a suspenseful new novel about an idyllic town in Maine dealing with the suspicious death of one of their own—and her best “summer” friend, who is trying to uncover the truth…before fingers point her way.

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Billie Kowalewski
Jul
15
7:00 PM19:00

Billie Kowalewski

Divided

All Kaleb had to do was wait. Wait until I was done with my new job and I would have gone with him to Earth. That was the plan we had agreed too. Well, somewhere along the way he changed his mind and left for Earth not telling me. Now, he is on Earth, living his life as Curtis Parker, suffering a very dark depression and can't remember why. Thanks to the barrier hidden deep inside his mind he can't remember who he really is, or being in love with me. If he did, maybe he wouldn't have tried to end his life

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Cindy Callaghan
Jul
16
7:00 PM19:00

Cindy Callaghan

Just Add Magic: Potion Problems

Kelly Quinn and her friends must figure out a way to save a beloved local store and find their infamous Secret Recipe Book, which has gone missing in this sequel to Just Add Magic (the inspiration for the family-friendly TV series)!

Kelly Quinn and her friends must figure out a way to save a beloved local store and find their infamous Secret Recipe Book, which has gone missing in this sequel to Just Add Magic (the inspiration for the family-friendly TV series)!

Kelly Quinn and her best friends, Darbie and Hannah, are having the worst day ever! Their Secret Recipe Book accidentally gets included in frenemy, Charlotte’s used book drive. Not good.
As if that’s not enough, the girls find out that their cooking program is on the chopping block at school, thanks to big budget cuts.

Kelly & Company decide to take matters into their own hands and apply for famous TV chef Felice Foudini’s Recipe Challenge. The prize? $10,000 and webisodes on Felice’s site. With the Book and the special ingredients from their beloved mentor, Senora Perez’s, store LaCucina, the girls are sure to win.

But when they turn to Senora Perez, for help, they discover La Cucina is in danger of closing!

Then Kelly gets a mysterious delivery—a package with the missing Secret Recipe Book with a note: “From KE.” KE is one of the Book’s authors, but who is KE exactly?

It’s up to Kelly, Darbie, and Hannah to get to the bottom of the mystery, save the cooking program, and help Senora P. keep her store!

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Kristy Woodson Harvey
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Kristy Woodson Harvey

The Southern Side of Paradise

From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother.

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Sharon Neff
Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

Sharon Neff

Until It Wasn't


In Until it Wasn't, Sharon Neff chronicles the experience of her husband's cancer journey with raw acuity, detailing each moment from the time of diagnosis through the onslaught of emotions after his death. It is a love story cut short.

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Michael Morgan
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Michael Morgan

Deadly Storms of the Delmarva Coast

Coastal Delaware, Maryland and Virginia have always been vulnerable to the power of storms. In the early nineteenth century, storm-driven shipwrecks led to the construction of the Delaware breakwater. In 1933, a storm created an inlet on the south edge of Ocean City and changed the character of the Maryland resort. The Ash Wednesday nor'easter of 1962 devastated oceanfront communities, led to the creation of beach replenishment projects that pushed the ocean back from the new multimillion-dollar buildings that sat on the sand and spurred the creation of Assateague Island National Seashore. Michael Morgan narrates the stories of these storms and reminds us of the power of wind and water.

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Jon McGoran
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Jon McGoran

Splintered

In the second installment of the SPLICED series, sixteen-year-old Jimi Corcoran risks her life to clear a friend’s name—and uncovers the horrific truth about one of the most powerful men in the world.

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Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
Jul
29
7:00 PM19:00

Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

Meet Me in Monaco

Set in the 1950s against the backdrop of Grace Kelly’s whirlwind romance and unforgettable wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco, New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb take the reader on an evocative sun-drenched journey along the Côte d’Azur in this page-turning novel of passion, fate and second chances.

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Robin Riding
Jul
31
7:00 PM19:00

Robin Riding

Mermaids Fast Sleep

A stunning and lyrical bedtime picture book that looks at how mermaids sleep in the sea.

Do you suppose, way down deep,
there are mermaids fast asleep?


Written in a gentle, lyrical style that mirrors a lullaby, Mermaids Fast Asleep asks the question that young children have maybe asked before bedtime: Are there mermaids asleep in the sea?

As our young human gazes into the water, her imagination wanders as she pictures the life that young mermaids live in the sea. Do they count fish instead of sheep? Do they breathe water like air?

The book begins just at dusk as the sky is still Starbust oranges and pinks. And as the book moves on, the colors deepen to blues, greens, and purples until the sky is inky as night and a silvery moon magically glows.

Paired with stunning art from Zoe Persico, Mermaids Fast Asleep is a must-have bedtime book for young mermaid fans.

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Dennis McKay
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Dennis McKay

Bethany Blue

Keggers at the ocean guards' ramshackle house, fun in the sun at Whiskey Beach, and a raucous good time at the Bottle and Cork all contribute to Terri Landers's summer of fun. The year is 1977, and Terri and her best friend, Veronica, are lifeguards at a community pool in Bethany Beach, Delaware. Life's a blast until the weekend of the Fourth when heartbreak and treachery change not only the course of Terri's summer but also the direction of her life's journey. Along the way we meet a cast of characters from Black Bart and the Rally Crew, an ensemble of beer-bellied party animals, to Joe Bock, a high-voltage DJ who emcees a hilarious wet T-shirt contest, and, of course, the nostalgic youthful glow of summer at the shore back in the day.

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Steve O'Farrell
Aug
5
7:00 PM19:00

Steve O'Farrell

Simone LaFray and the Chocolatiers' Ball

Simone LaFray had never questioned one thing - the character of her father. A fourth generation chocolatier and proprietor of a world famous patisserie, in her eyes he could do no wrong. However, her eyes were trained to see everything that was wrong. A covert agent with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this extraordinary 12-year-old was living a double life, walking in the veiled footprints of her mother, icing eclairs, dusting pastries, and darting between the shadows. What could be sweeter? When a notorious thief returns to Paris seeking revenge against her mother, a series of unforeseen and potentially devastating events ensue, leaving Simone to question everything. Her father can’t be the man they say he is, can he? Her concealed life is evaporating, the store hangs in the balance . . . and did I mention she needs a ball gown? Life in a French patisserie may not be as sweet as you thought. Simone LaFray and the Chocolatier’s Ball pulls the invisible girl out of the shadows and into the spotlight. Is she ready?

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Steven Hartov
Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

Steven Hartov

The Soul of a Thief

As the end of World War Two nears, a young German soldier concealing his Jewish heritage plots an escape from his commander and the war – and plans to bring his commander’s mistress with him.

In the Spring of 1944, I realized that I was not going to survive the war….

Shtefan Brandt, adjutant to a colonel of the Waffen SS, has made it through the war so far in spite of his commander’s habit of bringing his staff into battle and in spite of the heritage that he has so far managed to conceal. Instead, his growing interest in his commander’s mistress may be the end of him, were Colonel Erich Himmel to notice.

Colonel Himmel has other concerns, however. He can see the war’s end on the horizon and recognizes that he is not on the winning side, no matter what the reports from Hitler’s generals may say. So he has taken matters into his own hands, hatching a plan to escape Europe and the Allies only after stealing a fortune from them.

A fortune which Shtefan, in turn, plans to steal from him….

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Irelynn Farrington
Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

Irelynn Farrington

The Perfect Unicorn

The Perfect Unicorn is a children’s book written by an imaginative 12-year-old author, Irelynn Farrington. The story involves an evil troll who searches for the perfect unicorn to provide him with the power to rule the land but kidnaps a princess and other unicorns instead. A knight must save the day, but how? This “magically ever after” conclusion is a must tell story for children all over the world.

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J.R. Miller
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

J.R. Miller

Towers on the Beach

A German saboteur landed from a German submarine on the shores of Bethany Beach in 1942. He makes his way to a farm on Woodland Avenue owned by German sympathizers and frees a German scientist who is a prisoner at the POW camp in Bear Trap, Delaware. He makes his way back to Germany but during his brief stay in Ocean View, he meets and falls in love with a young women who also has a farm on Woodland Avenue.

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Nancy Sherman
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Nancy Sherman

More Sandy Shorts

The long-awaited follow-up to the award-winning Sandy Shorts, More Sandy Shorts features another collection of beach reads set in the Delmarva region. No one captures bad dogs, bad men, and bad luck like Nancy Sherman. Whether it’s twin terrors challenging a nanny on the ferry or hula-dancing Yorkies stealing the scene at the Sea Witch Festival, a couple rekindling romance on Fenwick Island or a seagull unlocking hope for a military widow, these stories will have you laughing, crying, and wanting more. A masterful storyteller, Sherman captures the essence of beach life in Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Cape May, and Chincoteague.

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Jason Ranck
Aug
16
7:00 PM19:00

Jason Ranck

Life Reimagined: Leave Chaos, Behind Find Balance, Thrive

Does your life feel out of balance? Hectic? Too busy? Did you set goals for your life once upon a time but now find them too far-off, improbable, even unattainable?

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Walter Curran
Aug
18
5:00 PM17:00

Walter Curran

On to Africa

On To Africa follows the exploits of a young man, William Connolly. Growing up in South Boston Irish Catholic, Connolly graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, got his first job as the Third Mate on Moore- McCormack line freighter MorMacPride sailing to South America only to discover larceny, smuggling and murder among the crew members.

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Mary Kay Andrews
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

Mary Kay Andrews

Sunset Beach

Drue Campbell's life and career have recently been derailed. The only thing she has left is the house her mother left her: a ramshackle beach bungalow with a missing roof in the once-sleepy town of Sunset Beach, which is rapidly becoming a hot spot for the rich and well-heeled, who are none too pleased about the shabby eyesore in their perfect neighborhood.

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Diana McDonough
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Diana McDonough

My Mother’s Apprentice

My Mother's Apprentice is the sequel to Stuck in the Onesies. Ginger moves to Jamaica to pursue her singing career in the midst of the 1970s reggae revolution. Her best friend, Karen, travels to Jamaica and uncovers Ginger's double life. She tries to help, but finds that addiction can have a stronger hold than friendship.

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Maria Olsen
Sep
8
12:30 PM12:30

Maria Olsen

50 After 50--Reframing the Next Chapter of Your Life

At age 50, Maria Leonard Olsen drank her way out of her 25-year marriage. She had, against advice, put all her eggs in the motherhood basket, will-fully derailing her successful law career. As teenagers, her precious children did not need her in the hands-on way they previously had. Her husband and she had grown apart because, among other things, they failed to nurture that important relationship. She was depressed and stuck. When she turned 50, she had the distinct feeling that she was on the downward slope of her life. Actuarially speaking, she was. So when she turned 50, her gift to herself was to go on a crusade to make the most of whatever time she had left. She set out to do 50 new things that were significant, at least to her. The list spanned physical challenges, adventure travel, and lifestyle changes. Each taught her something about herself and about how she wanted to lead the next years of her life to come. This work follows the work she did to overcome addiction and trauma to accomplish those 50 new things and shows readers how to make their own action lists – whether it be joining a knitting club or hiking the Himalayas, every item has significance for each individual and speaks to her needs and desires. The list is the match to spark the fire that will light the years after 50. Readers will hear about Maria’s adventures and the rewards of each. Accomplishing new things, learn-ing new skills, deepening personal and spiritual relationships, and seeking out challenges will add the spice to a life that may feel repetitive, insignificant, inauthentic, or just plain boring.

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Kate Moretti
Sep
3
11:00 AM11:00

Kate Moretti

In Her Bones

Fifteen years ago, Lilith Wade was arrested for the brutal murder of six women. After a death row conviction, media frenzy, and the release of an unauthorized biography, her thirty-year-old daughter Edie Beckett is just trying to survive out of the spotlight. She’s a recovering alcoholic with a dead-end city job and an unhealthy codependent relationship with her brother.

Edie also has a disturbing secret: a growing obsession with the families of Lilith’s victims. She’s desperate to see how they’ve managed—or failed—to move on. While her escalating fixation is a problem, she’s careful to keep her distance. That is, until she crosses a line and a man is found murdered.

Edie quickly becomes the prime suspect—and while she can’t remember everything that happened the night of the murder, she’d surely remember killing someone. With the detective who arrested her mother hot on her trail, Edie goes into hiding. She’s must get to the truth of what happened that night before the police—or the real killer—find her.

Unless, of course, she has more in common with her mother than she’s willing to admit…

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Tim Linehan
Sep
2
6:30 PM18:30

Tim Linehan

Hannah Gould

In 1942 war-torn Poland, a Jewish family is murdered by the Nazis, but fifteen year old Hannah Gould miraculously escapes. Alone and desperate, Hannah ultimately makes her way to a group of Jewish partisans in the forests of Belorussia. She is transformed from a sheltered Jewish girl from Warsaw to a partisan leader, nearly losing herself.

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Tom Ryan
Sep
1
6:30 PM18:30

Tom Ryan

Spies, Scouts, and Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign


Based upon years of indefatigable research, the author evaluates how Gen. Robert E. Lee used intelligence resources, including cavalry, civilians, newspapers, and spies to gather information about Union activities during his invasion of the North in June and July 1863, and how this intelligence influenced General Lee's decisions.

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Judith Hill
Aug
31
6:30 PM18:30

Judith Hill

I Still Want Fireworks

On the one year anniversary of her divorce, former romance author Judith Hill signs up on a well-known online dating site. Now an international flight attendant (with a penchant for dating young, dark, long-haired and exotic), the multi-published fiction writer decides to hedge her innate skepticism with a purposeful plan. She will chronicle her experiences into a humor/how-to memoir geared to other women similarly starting over. There are two problems with her plan . . . technology and the reality of virtual reality dating. When last she dated, a "web site" was where a spider named Charlotte did her thing in a barn for a rat! But worse (for a self avowed techno-idiot) is the world she discovers. Like Alice tumbling down the rabbit-hole, she lands in a foreign and strange place called "Online Dating." Anonymity and superficiality rule, and normal patterns of human behavior and traditional social mores seem not to apply. Before realizing it, she, too, falls victim to the mindset, abandoning her common sense, sexual boundaries - and even her own compassion. Initially jamada (as she is now known by her user ID) is determined to keep to type, ala her last relationship: a 38-year-old Turkish restaurant owner who took her for a midnight swim in a Swiss lake for their first date. Indeed, her first internet experience, with a widowed Italian engineer in his late 40s, appears to perfectly fit her bill - until phone conversations reveal an extreme religious leaning. Undeterred, she moves on to a gorgeous 42-year-old Israeli lawyer who after a month disappears. Suddenly, the online store of long and dark-haired exotic men in the greater Philadelphia area runs out of stock, and jamada is reduced to boring, boorish, gross and old (as in claiming 60, but looking 70). Clearly the 37-year-old Tunisian concierge who asked her out in a Munich hotel lobby does NOT have a slightly older brother or cousin in Philly on Match.com! Then, on the night of her dreaded 60th birthday, as she's sitting on the patio of a local Irish bar sneaking a cigarette, the cosmos delivers a birthday present she does not expect. A broad-shouldered, blond (!), short-haired (!) mechanic enters and sparks fly . . . Written as a weekly journal in an intimate girlfriend to girlfriend style, with chapter titles such as "The Penis Does the Picking," "Goldilocks vs. the Pea Princess" and "Talk Dirty to Me," I STILL WANT FIREWORKS is an hysterical and honest look at life, love and online dating from the perspective of a woman who knows she is old enough to know better. From discourses about wisdom and wrinkles, celibacy vs. settling and "want" as opposed to "need," to forays with texting and sexting strangers, to speed dating, blind dates and bar hook ups, Judith Hill holds nothing back. Fans of her humor blog, singleat60sucks.com, are well acquainted with Judith's unique mix of sex and sass wrapped in wit, humor and bona fide research. While her followers call her "raw, down to earth and amazingly funny," she prefers "irreverent, relavent and bold." I STILL WANT FIREWORKS delivers on all accounts. A candid story of self discovery that will resonate with all women, but particularly with those over 40, this is a must read for any woman curious about online dating. With practical topics such as romance frauds and scams, profile hacking and the social paradoxes and ramifications of online dating, interwoven with real life encounters that are comical, provocative and even frightening, I STILL WANT FIREWORKS is the ultimate girlfriend's guide. Witty, sophisticated and sexy, here is a side of online dating the TV ads don't tell - written by a woman who will dispel every notion and preconception held about a single-at-60-year-old.

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Brother Christopher Savage- New Skete Prior
Aug
30
6:30 PM18:30

Brother Christopher Savage- New Skete Prior

Let Dogs Be Dogs

No matter what training techniques you use with your dog, the training is unlikely to be optimally successful unless it is predicated on an understanding of the dog's true nature. Since dogs naturally want to be led, they need focused and compassionate guidance. Through stories and case studies, we reveal how canine nature manifests itself in various behaviors, some potentially disruptive to domestic accord, and show how in addressing these behaviors you can strengthen the bond with your dog as well as keep the peace. The promise of this book is that, especially in an ever-accelerating world filled with digital distractions, you can learn from your dog's example how to live in the moment, thereby enriching your life immeasurably.

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John Fenzel
Aug
29
6:30 PM18:30

John Fenzel

The Fifth Column

When your oath is to defend the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic, no duration is defined and there is no statute of limitations.... Luke Archer is a retired Special Forces Colonel and CIA operator who never expected or wanted to go back to those days of living in the shadows and at the tip of the spear. But when he wakes up early one morning to the sound of a helicopter landing in his front yard, those hopes and expectations are forever dashed. Called back to Langley, he s asked to identify an elusive terrorist leader, known as The Ghost, who only he can identify. Reluctantly, Archer agrees to assist, and in the aftermath of that operation, his life is turned upside down. Reuniting with his former team members, he learns that an old teammate has been deliberately poisoned with a rare substance that only sophisticated nation-states possess. Launching his own investigation, Archer suddenly finds himself as the FBI s Most Wanted Terrorist, fighting an entrenched government network of high-level officials who will stop at nothing to take over the United States from within. In a deadly race against time, through the unseen corridors of power, Archer uncovers dark forces that threaten the security and stability of the nation, leading to a personal revelation that is all but impossible for him to conceive. Riveting, explosive, and all-too-evocative of today s political environment, The Fifth Column is an unforgettable story that has been torn from todays headlines. =

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William Grayson
Aug
28
4:00 PM16:00

William Grayson

Beefstew Saves Lives on D-Day

Although earlier amphibious landings on enemy-defended beaches in Europe, Africa, and Pacific islands resulted in high causality rates, costly lessons were not learned and in some cases ignored by the Allies. During the final World War II landings at Normandy, German defenders manning Rommel's "Atlantic Wall" were allowed enough time after the naval shelling had stopped to get to their battle stations and kill 4414 men on the beaches.

Bill Grayson applies his experience with tactical air forces and his military intelligence vision to rethink 1944 Operation OVERLOAD planning to understand how a great many Allied lives could have been saved.

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Denise Messineo
Aug
27
6:30 PM18:30

Denise Messineo

You Can’t Make This Sh*t Up: Tales of the HR Crypt

Inebriated Cover-Up. Revenge Bedlam. Lewd Felon. Vomit Comet. These sound like stories from your last night out—not ones that took place during your regular 9 to 5. Most jobs entail attending meetings, hitting deadlines, and collaborating with coworkers. If all goes well, you’ll forget the HR department even exists. But what happens when the sales team gets drunk at lunch and destroys property? Or when two employees are caught sexting through company messages?

 

After four decades as an HR executive in corporate America, Denise Messineo has seen it all. She’s mediated conflicts, terminated employments, and bailed people out of jail. In this book, she’s collected her most off-the-wall tales to share. Though she’s changed names and companies to protect the guilty, everything in this collection is real. After all, you can’t make this sh*t up!

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Susan Bremer O'Neill
Aug
26
6:30 PM18:30

Susan Bremer O'Neill

From Sex Appeal to Self Appeal

A middle-age look-good-from-the-outside laser technician gets sober, then quits her prestigious scientific career and becomes a stripper. In that darkened world of exotic dance and temptation, she uses her questioning proclivity to learn to value her body and sexuality, discern her own morality, and move through and away from other addictions such as men, sex, money and attention. Successfully staying present in her body and regarding herself with greater self-respect and love, she recovers internal approval and validation which ultimately leads her to meet then marry someone whom she can have a mature, responsible, addiction-free life with.

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Adam Ruben
Aug
26
6:30 PM18:30

Adam Ruben

Pinball Wizards: Jackpots, Drains, and the Cult of the Silver Ball

Pinball's history is America's history, from gambling and war-themed machines to the arcade revolution and, ultimately, the decline of the need to leave your house. Formerly ranked in the top 100 pinball players in the world, humor writer Adam Ruben visits pinball museums, gaming conventions, pinball machine designers, and even pinball factories in his attempt to discover what makes the world's best players, the real wizards, so good. Along the way, Ruben examines the bigger story of pinball's invention, ascent, near defeat, resurgence, near defeat again, and struggle to find its niche in modern society.

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Charlie Most
Aug
25
6:30 PM18:30

Charlie Most

Lost Treasures of the Heart

After architect Jonathan West learns his wife has been unfaithful. he goes fishing in North Carolina's Outer Banks. trying to figure our what to do about his marriage. He's shocked when he sees a ghost ship with a spectral woman on board, gazing at him with a plea in her eyes.

In an old sea chest that washes ashore, he fins a journal and a miniature portrait belonging to Kate Russel, captain of the Royal Thomas, which sank in 1721. It's the same woman Jonathan saw on the ghost ship, and her journal describes in her own words a life of piracy and sweeping romance. As past and present collide, he starts seeing her everywhere. He knows she wants something from him and believes if he can find a way to help her, her spirit will finally rest.

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Diana McDonough
Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

Diana McDonough

Stuck in the Onesies

You'll fall in love with Barb and Ellie, two housewives, raising kids in the tumultuous 60’s in the D.C. suburbs. Their antics make Lucy and Ethel look tame as they evolve from the Donna Reed lifestyle to that of independent women without taking part in the bra-burning marches. Their husbands, Jake and Will, are also as close as brothers and the friendship becomes more like family than friends.

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Bill Rapp
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Bill Rapp

The Hapsburg Variation

In 1955, as the Allies prepare to sign the State Treaty granting Vienna its independence, CIA Deputy Chief of Station Karl Baier becomes enmeshed in the case of a murdered Austrian aristocrat. Then his wife, Sabine, is kidnapped, and he suspects a connection. The stakes rise along with the danger as his investigation takes him from Vienna to Berlin, London, Scotland, and finally Budapest.

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K.L. Montgomery
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

K.L. Montgomery

Romance in Rehoboth Series

Romance in Rehoboth, where the ladies are strong and independent, and the men are actually nice guys! These delightful romantic comedies are set against the backdrop of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware’s top vacation destination

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Christi Barth
Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

Christi Barth

Never Been Good

Flynn Maguire isn’t really a bad guy. Sure, he worked for the mob, but he ran a legitimate business—on paper anyway—and it paid enough to keep his brother out of the lifestyle. Until they turned on him. Now he’s stuck in Witness Protection, tending bar in Nowheresville Oregon… and pissed the life he knew is gone. The only bright spot? Fantasizing about his quiet, secretive, beautiful coworker.

Sierra Williams is a woman on the run. All she wants now is to settle into small town life… and ignore the brooding, sexy bartender who can’t seem to take his eyes off her. Flynn’s bad-boy vibe pushes all her buttons, but Sierra fell for the wrong man once already. She can’t afford to let her guard down again. Except Flynn’s tough exterior is slowly melting away to reveal the sweet man beneath and their attraction is too strong to resist.

Sierra and Flynn are falling fast, but they’re both keeping so many secrets. The truth could ruin everything… unless a girl who’s a little bad is perfect for a guy who’s never really been good.

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Steve Piacente
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

Steve Piacente

Pretender

A disgraced journalist stumbles on a story that will let him reclaim his career, but redemption comes with a price: he must place his faith in the racist senator he once exposed as a murderer.

Fast-rising star Dan Patragno is thinking Pulitzer until he violates one of journalism’s key tenets and winds up blackballed from the industry. Career shot, marriage in tatters and bills looming, he takes the only job he can find – manager at a local Laundromat.

As Dan struggles to accept his new station, a fateful note arrives from ex-Senator Mac McCauley offering a jailhouse interview. If the story McCauley offers is true, it will rock the political world and open Dan’s path back to the industry he loves

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Sandie Gerken
Aug
17
6:30 PM18:30

Sandie Gerken

Storied Sussex


Written originally as history articles for High Tide News, a local newspaper, Sandie offers there varied narratives of Sussex County because local history matters to her. Local natives and newcomers alike, will enjoy reading and learning about events, places, traditions, industries, people, and pastimes that chronicle Sussex County's past. Indeed, Sussex has a storied past!

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Jim Duffy
Aug
16
6:30 PM18:30

Jim Duffy

Eastern Shore Road Trips
Much more than a travel guide, Eastern Shore Road Trips is full of tales from days gone by and insights into the character and culture of the storied Delmarva Peninsula. Join award-winning writer Jim Duffy and his wife, the photographer Jill Jasuta, on 27 fun excursions along the back roads, into the quaint towns, and out to the sweetest scenes on the Eastern Shore and in Southern Delaware.

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Patricia O'Connell Pearson
Aug
14
6:30 PM18:30

Patricia O'Connell Pearson

Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII

At the height of World War II, the US Army Airforce faced a desperate need for skilled pilots—but only men were allowed in military airplanes, even if the expert pilots who were training them to fly were women. Through grit and pure determination, 1,100 of these female pilots—who had to prove their worth time and time again—were finally allowed to ferry planes from factories to bases, to tow targets for live ammunition artillery training, to test repaired planes and new equipment, and more.

Though the WASPs lived on military bases, trained as military pilots, wore uniforms, marched in review, and sometimes died violently in the line of duty, they were civilian employees and received less pay than men doing the same jobs and no military benefits, not even for burials.

Their story is one of patriotism, the power of positive attitudes, the love of flying, and the willingness to do good with no concern for personal gain.

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John Micklos, Jr.
Aug
13
6:30 PM18:30

John Micklos, Jr.

Beach Fun: Poems of Surf and Sun

From sand castles to sea gulls, from swimming to kite flying, rhythmic, light-hearted poems capture the fun of a visit to the beach. Gorgeous photographs further evoke the magic of the beach and provide a perfect complement to the text. The book is designed for children ages 4-12 but will appeal to beach lovers of all ages

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Walter Curran
Aug
12
6:30 PM18:30

Walter Curran

On to Africa

On To Africa follows the exploits of a young man, William Connolly. Growing up in South Boston Irish Catholic, Connolly graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, got his first job as the Third Mate on Moore- McCormack line freighter MorMacPride sailing to South America only to discover larceny, smuggling and murder among the crew members.

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Kevin Barnett
Aug
11
6:30 PM18:30

Kevin Barnett

Living My Shadows

"They told me I wouldn't live to be 2 yrs. old because they found me starving on someone's porch.... I'm 55 now.... They told me I wasn't smart enough and that I didn't need a higher education...... I have an AA, BS and MS. They told me I would never be part of anything worthwhile. I'm a member of MD-Military-Holding-Lodge No. 122 - MWPHGL of Maryland, The Monday Cub (Oldest Social Club for African-American Men in Delaware and maybe the Nation--1876) recently resigned, The Drill Sergeant Association, and Bethel AME Church to name a few. They told me the Army wasn't the way to go and I was wasting my time and the organization wouldn't teach me anything. I was Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Detachment NCOIC, CID Investigator, Drill Sergeant and an EO Advisor for 5,000 Soldiers and Civilians just to name a few. It has taught me a lot. They told me I couldn't run a full marathon. I finished in the top half. They told me I was too small for martial arts--I received a 2nd degree black belt in Hapkido and a Red Sash (Chamber 5) in Kung-Fu. They told me that I will fail in life. The Lord has blessed me with a lovely wife, four grown men (sons), a lovely stepdaughter, and six grandchildren. It was rough getting there, but I'm here." (Started from the bottom) They told me I would never, never find my bloodline. Well, I found my birth mother, father, sisters and brothers and a host of cousins and combined my bloodline to my family that raised me and taught me everything I needed to know about life altogether into one big happy family. I now have two mothers and fathers. THANK YOU FOR TELLING ME THOSE THINGS.... KEEP YOUR HEAD UP, AND LIVE YOUR DREAMS. MAKE NO EXCUSES.... “

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